Driver Killed in Salem Rollover Crash
Date: September 16, 2015
Location: Zena Road Northwest & Brush College Road Northwest
Name: Donald Wilson
Wednesday evening an 85-year-old driver was killed after he lost control of his vehicle and crash in Salem.
Donald Wilson, 85, was heading east on Zena Road Northwest when he over-corrected while trying to regain control of his car and crashed east of Brush College Road Northwest. The car rolled into a field and Wilson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle.
Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Car accidents can be life-changing, and we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Donald Wilson.
While many single-car accidents seem uncomplicated, there are sometimes other factors to consider. If you have been injured in a single- car accident, like the one described here, you may be able to receive compensation in several instances:
- If poor road conditions, poor signage, or bad traffic control contributed to the accident, there may be a lawsuit available against the city, county, or state. In cases against a public body, you may only have 180 days to file a tort claim notice (in most cases) so act quickly to protect your rights.
- If the car’s mechanic was negligent in his last repairs, contributing to the accident, there may be a lawsuit available against the mechanic or his business.
- If the car’s manufacturer was negligent, you may be able to file a product liability suit against them. Car manufacturers have often been held accountable for design defects and manufacturing defects, and these lawsuits help ensure that future drivers are not hurt by negligent safety standards.
If you have been injured in a single-car accident that you believe may not have been your fault, you can call a Portland car accident lawyer for help with your investigation at 503-222-4411. Or you can learn more about filing your own claim by reading the book 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case.
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